Finance minister, central bank governor hold consultation

Finance Minister Mihaly Varga and National Bank of Hungary (NBH) governor Gyorgy Matolcsy discussed the current economic situation and "the most important tasks of economic policy" at a meeting on Thursday, the NBH and the finance ministry said in a joint statement.

Economic Development Minister: Data in line with expectations

Inflation eases to 25.2 percent in March

Annual inflation in Hungary was 25.2 percent in March, down from 25.4 percent in the previous month, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Wednesday.

Industrial output down by 4.6 percent in February

Output of Hungary's industrial sector fell by 4.6 percent year-on-year in February, after edging down 0.2 percent in the previous month, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Wednesday show.

March PMI slips to 55.3

Hungary's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was 55.3 points in March, down from 56.3 in February, Halpim, the index's compiler, said on Monday.

Minister: Hungary needs 500,000 additional workers

Hungary's labour market is in need of 500,000 additional workers who should preferably be found on the national market before the country turns to guest workers, the economic development minister told a meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development on Friday.

Factory gate prices up by 29 percent in February

Factory gate prices in Hungary rose by 29.0 percent year-on-year in February, driven by dearer energy and commodities, and the weaker forint, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

Trade gap widens in January

Hungary had a 413 million euro trade deficit in January, a second reading of data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Friday shows.